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12
DEC
2am

EC Premier, Phumulo Masualle fails to appear before ANC' Special PEC

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has failed to appear before the ANC' Special Provincial Executive Committee meeting held in King William's Town to discuss the report of the public protector. Masualle and four mayors of the affected municipalities were summoned to appear before this committee to account on the public protector's report . The damning findings by Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane say the provincial government has misappropriated 300-million rand during preparations for former president Nelson Mandela funeral in December 2013. However the four mayors attended the meeting while Masualle did not pitch up as he is still consulting his legal team on the report .Makhaya Komisa has more .
12
DEC
2am

Central line services to remain suspended in Cape Town due to vandalism - Metrorail

Metrorail says its central line services will remain suspended in Cape Town due to vandalism of critical infrastructure. Train services between Chris Hani, Kapteinsklip and Bishop Lavis have been affected and thousands of commuters stranded. A 25-Thousand rand reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the pepertrators. Chris Mabuya reports .....
12
DEC
2am

ANC vows to tighten legislation on parole as one of policy proposals ahead of its national elective congress

The ANC has vowed to tighten the legislation on parole. This is part of its policy proposals as it goes to its national elective congress this weekend. The five day meeting will adopt this and other policy proposals discussed at the party's Policy Conference in June. Currently the Correctional Services Act stipulates that prisoners who have served half of their sentence are eligible for parole. But this has been strongly criticised as some of these offenders revert back to their old ways. Our Political Correspondent Ntebo Mokobo has more.
12
DEC
1am

The death toll from the outbreak of Listeriosis disease has risen to 37.

The death toll from the outbreak of Listeriosis disease has risen to 37 following the death of a pregnant woman at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria over the weekend. The Department of Health says although listeriosis is serious, it is treatable and preventable. We speak to the Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the National Institute For Communicable Diseases (NICD), Dr Juno Thomas.
12
DEC
1am

BEMAWU prepared to call off strike if SABC improves offer.

Trade Union BEMAWU says if the SABC tables an improved offer, it is prepared to call off Thursday's strike. BEMAWU and CWU have rejected the SABC's four-point-five per cent salary increase, backdated to October this year. The increase would be paid next year. Both unions say they are now forging ahead with their strike at the public broadcaster. CWU says the salary increase should instead be back dated by nine months. BEMAWU on the other hand wants a ten per cent salary increase. We speak to BEMAWU president Hannes du Buisson...
12
DEC
1am

ANC in the Free State elects it's leadership amid divisions.

The ANC in the Free State province has elected it's leadership amid divisions that saw some disgruntled members seeking to halt the provincial elective conference. Ace Magashule has retained his position as privincial Chairperson. We speak to a by member of the Free State CR17 campaign, Monnapule Ntamo.
12
DEC
1am

"Public broadcaster has opened up its books to unions, they know we have financial constraints"_Kaizer Kganyago

Labour unions BEMAWU and CWU have vowed to forge ahead with their strike at the SABC on Thursday. Both unions have rejected the SABC's 4-point 5 per cent salary increase, backdated to October this year. The increase would be paid next year. CWU says the salary increase should instead be back dated by nine months. BEMAWU on the other hand wants a 10% salary increase across the board. BEMAWU president Hannes du Buisson says they are prepared to call off the strike if the SABC tables an improved offer. We speak to the SABC Spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago.
12
DEC
1am

Two female students banned from Rhodes University for life for anti-rape protest.

Two female students have been banned from Rhodes University for life and may never complete their studies. This after they participated in an anti-rape protest at the institution in Grahamstown in April last year. Last month the Univerisity found the female students guilty of kidnapping, assault, defamation and insubordination after four male students were dragged out of their dorm rooms, spat on, assaulted with empty water bottles and tauted. The male students had been fingered as alleged rapists at the university. Senior Reporter Candice Nolan reports....
11
DEC
1am

"Steinhoff scandal will have serious impact on clothing and textile workers in South Africa"_ Cosatu

Labour Movement COSATU says the magnitude caused by the biggest corporate scandal involving Steinhoff International will have a serious impact on the clothing and textile workers in South Africa. And the South African Federation of Union SAFTU says it feels vindicated as it has proven that the controversial Gupta family and their alleged questionable dealing are not the only source of problem caused by capitalism in the country. This comes as more than 13 billion US dollars were wiped off when Steinhoff shares lost over 80 percent of their value.

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